FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2015
- Pink Apple Film Festival 2015
- Documentary Edge (21 May)
Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a law banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors” was passed in Russia. Gay Olympians were confronted with a tough decision: whether to protest in defense of their Russian comrades or compete in silence. Featuring world medalist Johnny Weir, Billie Jean King, Greg Louganis, Martina Navratilova, Simona Meiler and others.
"The flamboyant figure skater stars in a searing new documentary that reminds us that, long after the Olympics are over, more—much more—must be done to help Russia’s oppressed gays"
Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast
“To Russia With Love” looks at the experiences of activists living there while also examining the safety concerns of LGBT athletes from other countries vying to compete at the Sochi Olympics. “He helped lift the rose-colored glasses that I wore regarding Russia,” Weir says. “This boy sat right in front of me and told these horrible stories, and you can’t leave that unaffected.”
Eric Hegedus, New York Post
"A compelling documentary and essential viewing for any LGBT person concerned about global human rights and how to fight discrimination abroad."
Melanie Barker, Curve Magazine